Us Irish lasses don't get half the credit we deserve.
We recently wrote a list of all the fab women who are making waves right now, some of whom are involved in theatre and film.
And the great news is the IFI have announced a new rating for their films: the 'F' rating.
In a statement, they explain how they want the rating to be applied to any film that is "directed by a woman, and/or is written by a woman, and/or features significant women on screen in their own right will receive an F-rating ".
This is a great step for bringing women-centric films to the front, and will also help in showing the disparity - or lack thereof - of men and women's film.
The Director of IFI Ross Keane, said:
‘The IFI is committed to delivering a broad, diverse and inclusive range of films, representing different voices, eras, genders and cultures. We’re delighted to be introducing the F-rating which allows us to be fully transparent about gender representation across our various programmes, and highlights women both on screen and behind the camera.’
Two films have already received this rating, including Aisling Walsh’s Maudie and Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit.